Schedule of Events

Discussing Wonder of Wonders with Tony Kushner @ Museum of Jewish Heritage. Photo: Melanie Einzig

Discussing Wonder of Wonders with Tony Kushner @ Museum of Jewish Heritage. Photo: Melanie Einzig


April 20, Friday, Annandale on Hudson, NY
In conversation with Tony Kushner on Leonard Bernstein’s music for the theater
Fisher Center, Bard College

March 5, Monday, New York, NY
Fiddler’s Fortunes: The history and legacy of Fiddler on the Roof
Jewish Thought and Culture program, 92nd Street Y, Room S297
1:00 pm

February 3, Saturday, Brooklyn, NY
Adrienne Kennedy’s “He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box”
Post-play discussion
Theater for a New Audience – Polonsky Shakespeare Center
following the 2pm matinee

January 24, Wednesday, New York, NY
In conversation with novelist Ana Simo on the launch of her new novel, Heartland.
McNally Jackson Bookstore, 52 Prince Street


December 4, Monday, New York, NY
“La MaMa’s History Through Posters: Panel Discussion”
Panel discussion
La Mama – Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street

November 13, Monday, New York, NY
“Roy Cohn/Jack Smith”: Remember Ron Vawter
Panel discussion
Martin E. Segal Center – CUNY Graduate Center

November 12, Sunday, Madison, WI
Lecture, “From Folkshrayber to Broadway and Back: How Fiddler Became Folklore”
The Highs and Lows of Sholem Aleichem: Yiddish Literature and the Pursuit of Popular Writing – conference
University of Wisconsin – Madison
UW Extension Pyle Center 702 Langdon St

October 21, Saturday, Ann Arbor, MI
The James H. and Jean B. Memorial Lecture
“Press, Politics, Performance”
Keene Auditorium – Residential College, Univ. of Michigan

October 18, Wednesday, New York City
The Jenin Freedom Theater’s The Siege
Post-play panel discussion
Skirball Center – New York University

June 5, Wednesday, New York City
Bryant Park Book Fair
Discussion with actor/author Alexandra Silber
about her novel, After Anatevka
Bryant Park, noon

May 7, Sunday, Brooklyn, NY
Post-show discussion with director James Bundy and dramaturg Catherine Sheehey
about Beckett’s Happy Days starring Diane Wiest
Theater for a New Audience

May 1, Monday, New York City
“Jumping Sides: When Critics are also Practitioners”
Panel discussion
Graduate School of Journalism & Heyman Center for the Humanities
Columbia University
Pulitzer Hall, World Room

April 7, Friday, Boston, MA
Symposium on Robbie McCauley
Emerson College + Arts Emerson

April 4, Tuesday, New York City
Jewish Theater Conference
Baruch College

March 9, Thursday, New York City
Discussion with playwright Guillermo Calderón
following a performance of Villa
The Play Company @ The Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street
approx. 8:30pm

March 2, Thursday, New York City
Conversation with David Hajdu
about his book, Love for Sale
Book Culture
536 W. 112th Street

January 29, Sunday, New York City
Fiddler‘s Fortunes
Riverdale Temple
4545 Independence Ave
Bronx, NY


December 28, New York City
Yiddish Theater in Adaptation
Discussion with Sheldon Harnick
Yiddish New York
14th Street Y, 344 East 14th St

December 5, Plainview, NY
From Folkshrayber to Showbiz: Fiddler of the Roof and the Invention of Jewish-American Folklore
Institute for Adult Jewish Studies
Plainview Jewish Center
95 Floral Dr West

July 7, New York City
Women, The City, and Yiddish Theater – Conference
Columbia University – Butler Library, Room 523

May 22, Sunday, New York City
A Tribute to Sholem Aleichem
YIVO Institue for Jewish Research
15 W. 16th Street

April 10, Stony Brook, NY
Jewish University for a Day
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road
9am to 5:30pm

March 28, New York City
Reimagining Fiddler on the Roof
panel at the Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
6:30 pm

March 20, Seattle, WA
Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way
3:30 pm

March 4, New York City
CLAGS 25th Anniversary Conference
Panel: Executive Directors Reflect – with Martin Duberman, Jill Dolan, Alisa Solomon, Paisley Currah, Sarah Chin, Kevin Nadal
CUNY Graduate Center – Elebash Hall  365 5th Avenue (@ 34th Street).
9:30 am (panel); conference runs until 6pm

March 2, New York City
Memories of the Revolution: Locating Lesbian Culture in the Age of Queer
Panel discussion in conjunction with the publication of Memories of the Revolution: The First Ten Years of the WOW Café Theater (U of MI Press)
with: Alexis DeVeaux, Jessica del Vecchio, Karen Finley, Gwendolen Hardwick, Holly Hughes, Lisa Kron, Eileen Myles, Ann Pellegrini, Alisa Solomon, Carmelita Tropicana
Presented by Fales Library and Special Collections
Bobst Library, Third Floor, 70 Washington Square South, (at LaGuardia Place).
6:30 pm

Thursday, February 18, New York City
“Fiddler’s Fortunes” talk
Congregation B’Nai Jeshurun
89th Street Community House Reception Room
270 West 89th Street (between Broadway and West End Ave.)
6:30 – 8:30pm

NYLiveArtsPanelSaturday, February 13, New York City
Open Spectrum – Artists in Dialogue
A Conversation Between the Artists of “Badke,” Saama Wakeem & Farah Saleh
and “Archive,” Arkadi Zaides, moderated by Alisa Solomon
Live Ideas Festival – New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street
5 – 7pm

Friday & Saturday, February 5 & 6, Baltimore, MD
Chizuk Amuno Congregation
2016 Glassgold Kallah Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof
Friday: “Fiddler’s Fortunes: The Mighty Afterlife of a Broadway Musical,” 7pm
Saturday:  “The Surprising Rediscovery of Jewish History and Identity in Poland through Fiddler on the Roof,” 12pm

Thursday, February 4, New York City
Prose Pros
Reading, along with Ada Calhoun, author of St Marks is Dead
Sidewalk Cafe, E. 6th Street & Avenue A
6:30 pm


Sunday, January 31, New York City
Back on Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof
Panel with Sheldon Harnick, Danny Burstein, Jessica Hecht, et. al.
92nd Street Y, Lexington Ave at 92nd Street
7:30 pm



Sunday, January 17, Westport, CT
Temple Israel
14 Coleytown Road
11:00 am


Eldridge Street Synagogue, just blocks from where Sholem-Aleichem's plays premiered.

Eldridge Street Synagogue.

Chatting with lyricist Sheldon Harnick at Eldridge Street Synagogue.

Chatting with lyricist Sheldon Harnick, Eldridge Street Synagogue.









December 6, Sunday, New York City
In Conversation with SHELDON HARNICK
Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue
12 Eldridge Street

November 1, Sunday,  New York City
Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue
12 Eldridge Street, 3pm

October 25, Hempstead, NY
Hofstra University
Issues in Judaism: Lecture and Brunch 
Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th Floor Axinn Library, South Campus

October 23, Friday, Metuchen, NJ
Congregation Neve Shalom
250 Grove Avenue

August 14, Friday, Delray Beach, FL
Hadassah Florida Atlantic
Delray Beach Golf Club
2200 Highland Ave

June 23, New York City
Harvard Club

June 7, Sunday, Santa Barbara, CA
Congregation B’nai B’rith
1000 San Antonio Creek Road
9:30 am

May 18, Port Washington, NY
Temple Beth Israel

April 26, Sunday, Great Neck, LI
Temple Emanuel
Wonder of Wonders: Fiddler at Fifty – A concert with commentary
150 Hicks Lane
516.482.5701 for tickets

April 12, Sunday, New York City
JASA – Jewish Association Serving the Aged
John Jay College North Hall
445 W. 59th Street
12:00 to 1:00 pm

March 23, Monday, Brooklyn, NY
Open Books – Theater for a New Audience
Polonsky Shakespeare Center
262 Ashland Place

March 12, Thursday, Highland Park, NJ
JCC of Central New Jersey
University Lecture Series
1391 Martine Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ
7:30 pm

February 22, Sunday, Guilford, CT
First Congregational Church of Guilford
110 Broad Street

January 31, Saturday, New York, NY
Park Avenue Synagogue
Shabbaton 2015
50 East 87th Street
3:20 pm

January 29, Thursday, New York, NY
National Council of Jewish Women


December 10, Wednesday, Washington, DC
The Foundation for Jewish Studies
Distinguished Scholar Series: Wonder of Wonders
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
7:30 to 9:00 pm

December 10, Thursday, College Park, MD
University of Maryland – Jewish Studies
The Mighty Afterlife of Fiddler on the Roof
Cafritz Foundation Theatre, Room 2740 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
12:00 to 1:30 pm

December 9, Tuesday, Washington, DC
Arena Stage
Post-show discussion and book signing
1101 6th St NW, Washington, DC
Curtain for FIDDLER: 7:30 pm

December 9, Tuesday, Washington, DC
Association for Jewish Theater conference
Panel: 3:00-5:00 pm

December 8, Monday, New York, NY
Columbia University Religion Colloquium
6:00 – 7:30 pm

November 15, Saturday, New York, NY
Society for the Advancement of Judaism
15 W. 86th Street
1:15 pm


Split Britches – Coffee House Chronicle at La Mama: Lois Weaver, Alisa Solomon, Peggy Shaw, Moe Angelos// photo: Jackie Rudin

November 13, Thursday, Brooklyn, NY
Congregation Beth Elohim
Fiddler at 50
Discussion with Sheldon Harnick, Joanna Merlin, Alisa Solomon
and performance of musical selections
27 Garfield Place, Brooklyn 1125
7:30 to 9:00 pm

November 8, Saturday, New York, NY
Coffeehouse Chronicles: SPLIT BRITCHES
Panel discussion with Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver & Moe Angelos
La Mama, 74 East 4th Street
3:00 to 5:00pm

October 17, Friday, New York, NY
Theatre Library Association Award Ceremony
George Freedley Memorial Award
open to the public
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
111 Amsterdam Avenue (at 66th Street)
6:00 pm

October 6, Monday, New York, NY
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
50 Years with Fiddler
NYPL – Lincoln Center – Bruno Walter Auditorium
6:00 pm

June 29, Sunday, Chester, CT
Congregation Beth Shalom Rodef Zedek
Books & Bagels

55 East Kings Highway
11:00 am


Harvey Fierstein, Jenny Romaine, & Sheldon Harnick

June 9, Monday, NYC
National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene
RAISING THE ROOF: Gala celebrating 50 Years of Fiddler
Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street
7:30 pm

June 3, Tuesday, NYC
Tikkun Leil Shavuot  — all-night study and cultural sessions
JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave (at 76th Street)
time TBA

May 18, Sunday, New Canaan, CT
New Canaan Library, with the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County and Elm Street Books
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
4:30 pm

April 27, Sunday, Austin, TX
Austin Jewish Book Fair
7300 Hart Lane
7:00 pm

April 6, Sunday, Chicago, IL
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership
610 S. Michigan Ave

April 1, Tuesday, New York, NY
Dutch Treat Club
12:00 pm

March 30, Sunday, Milburn, NJ
Congregation B’Nai Israel
Men’s Club Breakfast
Book talk and signing
160 Milburn Ave
9:15 to 11:00 am

March 26, Wednesday, Pleasantville, NY
Westchester Jewish Film Festival
in conversation with Jeremy Dauber
364 Manville Rd
7:30 pm

March 21, Friday, Ann Arbor, MI
Literati Bookstore
reading/talk/book signing
124 E. Washington Street

March 20, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan
Fiddler‘s Fortunes”: lecture/brownbag lunch
3222 Angell Hall
12:00 – 1:30pm

March 17, New York, NY
An Evening with Tevye and Chava
featuring Sheldon Harnick, Harvey Fierstein, Austin Pendleton, Jenny Romaine
Public Forum – Drama Club Series
JOE’S PUB – Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street, NYC

March 12, Wednesday, New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University – Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
Fiddler’s Fortunes
Douglass Campus Center
100 George Street, New Bunswick


Students from Hillsborough HS
presented a medley from
their production of FIDDLER
after the lecture at Rutgers.

March 9, Sunday, Washington DC
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St NW
10:30 am

February 25, Tuesday, Newton, MA
Brandeis University
Goldfarb Library – Rapaporte Treasurer Hall
415 South Street
4 – 6pm

February 23, Sunday, Philadelphia, PA
Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
in conversation with Warren Hoffman
presented by Congregation Shivtei Yeshuron-Ezras Israel
2015 S. 4th Street
10:00 brunch; 10:30 – 11:30 am, program  & book signing

February 7, Friday, Carlisle, PA
Dickinson College
Stern Center
6:00 – 9:00 pm

January 14, Tuesday, San Francisco
Celebrating Half-a-Century of Fiddler on the Roof
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St, San Francisco

January 13, Monday, Stanford University
Fiddler‘s Fortunes
The 2014 Jewish Community Endowment Fund Lecture
part of FIDDLER AT 50
Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa St., Stanford CA
5:15 pm

January 9, Thursday, Berkeley, CA
Keynote talk at
Fiddler at 50: The Taube Conference on Eastern European Jewish History & Culture
Graduate Theological Union Library, Dinner Board Room
2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley
1:00 – 5:00 pm

January 6, Monday, Long Island
Temple Avodah
7:30pm, Oceanside, LI


December 9, Monday, New Haven, CT
Yale School of Drama
Yale Rep Lounge, 1120 Chapel Street
2:30 pm (reception at 2:00)


December 8, Sunday, NYC
Atria Senior Living

December 3, Tuesday, NYC
Baruch College-CUNY

December 1, Sunday, Easton, PA
B’nai Abraham synagogue

November 22, Friday, Chicago area
Book Talk at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court
7:00pm,  811 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL

November 21, Thursday, Milwaukee, WI
Book Talk at Boswell Book Company, co-sponsored by the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at UWM
7:00pm, Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI

November 18, Monday, NYC
From the Shtetl to the Great White Way: Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye and the Making of a Pop Culture Icon
Conversation with Jeremy Dauber moderated by Alana Newhouse
Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University (Broadway & 116th) – World Room
6:30 – 8:00pm

November 15, Princeton University
Day-long Symposium on Fiddler on the Roof
along with: Sheldon Harnick, Joanna Merlin, Jeremy Dauber, Jenna Weissman Joselit, John Doyle
10am to 3:30pm
James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street, Princeton NJ

November 11, Monday. Cafe Columbia, NYC
Discussion with Columbia University alumni.

November 10, Sunday. Jewish Community Center of New Haven
The Life and Legacy of Sholem Aleichem
A literary/musical program exploring the impact of one of Judaism’s greatest cultural icons. Featuring Jeremy Dauber, author of The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem, Alisa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof, with musical accompaniment by Andrew Rubenoff. A light brunch will be served. $10
10:30am, JCC, Vine Auditorium, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT

October 30, Wednesday, 92nd Street Y at Museum of Jewish History, NYC
Alisa Solomon in conversation with playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner
7:00pm, 36 Battery Place, New York

October 24, Thursday, Book Court, Brooklyn
Book talk and signing, with music by Jenny Romaine
7:00 pm, 163 Court Street


September 21, Saturday, Stratford Festival, Ontario
Multimedia lecture: “Fiddler’s Fortunes”
10:00 am University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus, 125 St. Patrick Street Stratford